Artisan's Alley is a unique shopping area. There are many small speciality shops to choose from. Many of the shops carry unique items, a lot of them are hand made. And when you are finished shopping or just need a break there is a neat sandwich shop and bakery to relax in. All the people who work at the shops are very friendly. Most of them are the actual shop owners.
PROS: Unique shopping area
Alamo flower shop is a good place to go for flowers. They do great work on everything from a simple boutineer to large arrangements. The people who work there are very pleasant and helpful. They have been in business for many years. Their prices are also pretty good.
BLessing is a small Christain store located on St. Cloud right down the street from St. Paul's Catholic Church. They have many christain items for every sacrament. They have a good selection of rosaries and cross necklaces. The people there are very nice and friendly. The store is fairly small so the selections are limited. It is a great place to get a quick religious gift. The prices are good.
The Scripture Stall is a nice Christain store. They have all kinds of christain items from books and tapes to shirts, jewelry, knick knacks, childrens items and more. If you are looking for a nice religious gift this would be a good place to go. They have items at all price ranges so it is easy to find a gift or something for your self.
Carinos is a great gift shop. They sell jewelry and unique gift items. I purchased a unique hand made glass cross. It was one of several to choose from. There are many other one of a kind gifts. The person who was working there was extremely nice. The prices are reasonable.
Seven Oaks Womens Center is basically a doctors office that specializes in women. Dr. Heck is a doctor there and has been my doctor for many years. She is very professional yet very down to earth and easy to talk to. The medical care is excellent and she takes a genuine interest in all her patients. I highly recomend her. There are several other doctors practicing there also. The staff is also great. They are very nice and run an efficient professional office.
PROS: Excellent Professional Health Care
Garden Ridge has so many items for the home it is unbelievable. The store is large with a large seasonal department as well as kitchen, bath, bed, floral, crafts and many other departments. Most of the items are just things you use every day as well as decorative items. The prices are good and the employees are friendly.
Car-vel Skate center is fun for the entire family. You can bring your own skates or rent theirs. The employees are very helpful and friendly. They have good DJs there that really try to get everyone involved. They play upbeat music and have games to play on skates. They have tables for parties or you can rent the entire place for private parties. The only drawback is that it is always crowed.
University Bowl is a good place to bowl. They have plenty of lanes and it is usually only real crowded on league nights. They also have a game area for additional entertainment. The workers are pleasant and helpful. The price is average.
San Antonio Childrens Museum is a great place for school age kids. There are so many hands on activities there that it takes hours to enjoy it all. It is all educational with different rooms containing a theme. There is the gears room, the music room, the multimedia room, the treehouse and more. The children are so excited it is really kinda wild in there. It is definitely not for small children.
PROS: Lot of fun for the kids
CONS: Crowed and wild